CANADA STOCKS-TSX index rises on energy and materials

Fri May 1, 2009 4:07pm EDT
 
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TORONTO May 1 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose nearly 2 percent on Friday as economic optimism boosted prices for oil and base metals, driving Canadian energy and mining issues higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 171.67 points, or 1.84 percent, to 9,496.50.

For the week, the index eased 0.6 percent. (Reporting by Cameron French; editing by Peter Galloway)